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“Peaceful location, good regional food”

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Agriturismo Le Cinciallegre
Ranked #39 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Gubbio
Reviewed November 4, 2010

Great location to explore Gubbio and other surrounding towns and countryside. Very helpful hosts. Dull breakfast but excellent evening meals. Typical of Italy, the showers were small and difficult to control.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

Le Cinciallegre is a collection of beautifully restored 13th-century buildings just outside of Gubbio managed by Fabrizio and his wife, Maria Cristina. After ten splendid but hectic days in Rome and Florence, we arrived at Le Cinciallegre and encountered a haven of comfort, peace, and tranquility. My husband, two daughters and I were warmly greeted by Fabrizio, Cristina and their two dogs, Gastone and Yasmine. At Le Cinciallegre, enchanting rustic stone buildings are framed by flower-filled patios and surrounded by trees and mountains that soften at dusk to a hue of smoky purple-blue. Our lovely rooms were spacious and immaculate with large windows to allow in the sweet air and sounds of nature. Each room possesses a private patio to enjoy a good book, conversation, or the exquisite beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Returning home to dinner each evening was always a high point of our day—a time to relax and absorb the stunning sights we had witnessed. Fabrizio cultivates the produce used in Cristina’s cooking, the meats and cheeses are produced locally, and even the honey is harvested from Fabrizio’s beehives. My daughter and I are on special diets and had struggled in Rome and Florence to find high-quality, delicious food. Our search ended with Cristina, who prepared a series of meals we still dream about—perfect risottos, succulent meat dishes, vegetables picked just hours earlier, and desserts that can only be described as divine.

Best of all, we would have an opportunity each night to chat with Fabrizio, who speaks wonderful English and is a fascinating individual who, with Cristina, has lived all over the world. He provided invaluable information about how best to spend our days touring nearby hill towns and locations of interest. When the time came to depart, we were saddened; not only were we leaving a kind of paradise, we were leaving two new and cherished friends in Fabrizio and Cristina.

Le Cinciallegre is an extraordinary place run by two remarkable people. Of all the experiences we enjoyed during our 16-day Italian odyssey, staying at Le Cinciallegre and getting to know Fabrizio and Maria Cristina will remain one we will remember most fondly.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

The owners, Fabrizio and Cristina have lavished much care and effort on making this a comfortable and attractive place to stay. It offers unrivalled views over the Umbrian countryside and is convenient for Gubbio and the surrounding area. A longer stay would have enabled us to explore the local area, which looked excellent for rambling.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

This can be a great spot, depending on what you are looking for. Its located high in the hills, about 15-20 mins off the main roads near Gubbio. GPS or a detailed map is advised since many of the roads are windy, narrow, dirt paths. At the top, you find a very secluded location where you can enjoy peaceful isolation.

The rooms are moderately sized, and clean. They are converted farm or outhouses, with charming original features and character such as exposed beams. Most units are attached to another in some way, and the older buildings mean that you will hear the murmuring sound of your neighbour's conversation or the creaking of footsteps above. However most of the other guests (total capacity 14) are here for quiet, just like you, so hopefully it shouldn't be too much of an issue. Each unit has an en suite bathroom and an outside patio area with a table and chairs. No TV, internet, or telephone in the rooms. However there is internet (owner's private computer) and a landline (you mobile should still get reception) if needed in the main "lodge". There are also shared common areas, a sitting room with sofas, cards, and games. As well as an outdoor picnic area with a grill, stove, and basic kitchen to use (also a stocked refrigerator using an honour bar system).

You can make reservations for dinner and enjoy a nice home cooked 3-course meal using vegetables and meats grown/raised by the owners. This costs 30 euro/person and includes wine/beer. A basic breakfast is included in the lodging fee (35 euro/person) and is bread, jam, tea, yogurt, etc. No lunch service is provided, you will need to go into town for that or to buy supplies to cook in the common area. The owner's are very nice and will recommend and book reservations for many eating spots in the area.

The lodging is located on 4-5 (?) hectares of land that you can wander around. It gives some views of the hills/forests (not the city side). Also, they have 3(?) large dogs on the property. Generally nice, they do tend to bark a lot at you or whenever anyone comes in through the gates.

Overall, I would describe this as indoor camping. It not luxury accommodations, but you are really in nature and surrounded by the quiet. If I was to come again, I would bring supplies from town to cook lunches, since going back and forth is not ideal. On the same token, because of its isolated location, its not the ideal base camp to explore Gubbio and beyond. I'd rather choose a location closer to the main roads (which can still be very quiet and be located on a large plot). This place is really to just camp in and lounge away.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

We stayed here for two nights as part of our honeymoon and were very well looked after by owners Fabrizio and Cristina. The rooms are pretty, rustic and each have an outdoor area of their own. The gardens are beautiful, lots of space to sit and relax and stare at the view. It's very quiet and peaceful as Le Cinciallegre is in the middle of no-where. (Definitely follow Fabrizio's directions, our sat nav took us out a different way which was very steep). Cristina's cooking is excellent, traditional dishes cooked well with good local wine to accompany it. It's a nice base to explore Gubbio, Peruggia and the Umbrian hills. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2010

We spent 3 peaceful and comfortable nights in what must be one of the finest rooms at the Cinciallegre, the Picchio. Although the weather was cold and rainy most of the time (we even had heating in May - not what we expect in Umbria), we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Fabrizio and Maria-Cristina, who made us feel very welcome. Fabrizio greeted us warmly when we arrived and showed us around and both he and Maria-Cristina were available to chat or give us information whenever we wanted, without being intrusive. Maria-Cristina cooks delicious traditional dishes and Fabrizio has local wines available at a good price. As the weather was so poor we concentrated on visiting Gubbio, which is very beautiful and worth visiting, but if we return to the Cinciallegre we would like to have good enough weather to spend more time enjoying the gardens and the surrounding countryside, which is full of wild flowers in spring and where birds abound (a fact reflected in the name of the establishment and of its rooms).

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2010

We had a wonderful time at the Cinciallegre. The location is pristine, the rooms are clean and the beds are comfy. It was so quiet at night that you could hear the roses growing! Perhaps the best part of our stay was the food, which was good even by Italian standards. This is a good jumping off point for visiting northern Umbria, and well worth the trip. Fabrizio (the owner) was very helpful with tips for places to visit, good winerys and advice for local resturants. All in all a great time. Thanks! Eric & Maura

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Frazione Pisciano 7, 06024, Gubbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Gubbio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #39 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Gubbio
Price Range: $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le cinciallegre is a small hamlet the origins of which date back to early 13th century. It is located at an ancient crossroads, once the meetingplace of local populations who gathered there to buy and sell wheat and other harvest products. In this delightful natural environment, 640 meters above sea level, overlooking the valley, guests can pass a relaxing week-end, or an entire vacation. The farmhouses making up the hamlet have been beautifully restored ... more   less 

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